Visitors to Gibraltar from Spain’s Costa del Sol Surprised to See Locals Without Masks

Spanish Opinions: more measures must be taken Credit: Jernej Furman flickr

NOW that the land border between Spain and Gibraltar is open to all, visitors are starting to return, and there is one huge difference between those who live in Gibraltar and those who visit from Spain.

With few exceptions, Spaniards and expatriates living in Spain have become acclimatised to wearing masks whenever in areas where others are present.

In Gibraltar however, the advice has been to preserve social distancing wherever possible but do not wear masks as they don’t actually help combat Covid-19.

It is now interesting to spot the Spaniard in supermarkets as they stand out like sore thumbs as they wear their masks whilst surrounded by Gibraltarians who don’t.

Both sets of people are acting in accordance with advice received from their governments but the contrast is quite striking.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page